Boating & Rescue Courses


Noahs schools are a truly hands on outdoor adventure experience. People retain 20% of what they hear, 50% of what they write & 80% of what they do! We focus our energy on having our students experience as much as possible hands-on rather than just being shown & told. This makes for a much more effective learning experience and really helps our students retain what they have learned.

Ages 17+

Rescue Courses

May 16-19, 2024 Intro to Whitewater Rescue & May 30- June 2, 2024 Advanced Whitewater Rescue

$500.00 per person

Our Intro rescue course is the perfect course for private boaters or those of you who are new to whitewater. This will give you the foundational knowledge to ensure you can help yourself and others on the river. We will cover basic rescue knowledge, water safety, dangers, knots, throw bags, shallow water crossings, strainers, and more.

Our advanced rescue course will be intensive and focus heavily on scenario based learning so you can be hands on and put your knowledge to work in a live environment. We ask that you have rescue experience to enter this course.

What’s included?

Noahs River Adventures will provide:

  • Instructors
  • All rescue equipment
  • Life jackets, helmets, wetsuits, fleece, splash gear, neoprene socks
  • Communal area shade and rain protection

Boating Courses

April 29-May 3, 2024 & June 17-21, 2024

$995.00 per person

These courses are designed for those seeking true adventure and comprehensive instruction, as well as summer employment opportunities as river guides for the upcoming season. Most important is that these courses are fun, teach amazing leadership skills in a hands-on outdoor river setting. While experiencing some of the best whitewater the west has to offer.

The course is perfect for anyone not wanting to enter a commercial river guide boating setting but rather hone in on their own river skills and safety. We will cover paddle boating and master the art running oars, reading water, packing for multi-day trips. If you are an aspiring river guide, a whitewater river guide school is a critical first step and may provide an opportunity for you to get your foot in the door with a well-established company.

What’s included?

Noahs River Adventures will provide:

  • Instructors – we try and maintain a 3:1 ratio
  • All boating equipment
  • Life jackets, helmets, wetsuits, fleece, splash gear, neoprene socks
  • Lunch cooler
  • Nightly dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Communal area shade and rain protection
  • All shuttles once at base camp

Where will we be staying?

We are hoping to base our early spring classes out of Nordheimer Campground 6 Rivers National Forest on the Cal-Salmon. The later May-June classes will be based on water levels at time of class; we will be looking at the Cal-Salmon, Lower Klamath, Rogue, Umpqua and Deschutes. *All locations may change due to weather, water levels, road conditions, etc. at any time.

Pack List and Detailed Itinerary sent with your confirmation after booking your spot!

SOU Outdoor Program has outdoor gear rentals. Check them out if you need anything!

If you have specific questions please email us at or call us at 541-488-2811

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